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Object ID # 1961.007.001
Object Name Bugle
Title German Signaling Horn (1917)
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Date 1917
Artist Made in Germany
Made Germany
Place of Origin Germany
Description World War I signalling horn (bugle). It has a bell with an eagle motif in a circle embossed on the top. Underneath the eagle motif is the following in impressed lettering: "Deutsche/ Signal-Instrumenter-Fabric /Markneukircrer/ 1917". The numeral "5" is impressed on the part where the mouthpiece would be inserted. The right side of the horn has a short leather strap attached by means of rings and a buckle. The horn has a dull finish in order to prevent glinting in the sunlight during combat.
Makers mark Underneath the eagle motif is the following in impressed lettering:
"Deutsche/ Signal-Instrumenter-Fabric /Markneukircrer/ 1917"
Provenance It was obtained from a German soldier by Mr. David C. Sinclair. It later belonged to George Dunoon of Owen Sound, Ontario.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Metal/Leather
Dimensions L-9.843 Dia-4.528 inches
Found Unknown
People Sinclair, David C.
Dunoon, George
Subjects World War I (First World War/The Great War)
Bugles
Military life
Function A horn like this was used for signalling in battlefield conditions. This horn was manufactured in 1917 and used in the 1917-1918 years of the First World War. It was later brought to Canada as a war souvenir.